The more we advance through time, the more our senses decay slowly and surely. It’s a natural process, and it takes part of the transiency of life. But luckily enough, you know what they say that nature has endless possibilities. The decaying process of our senses can also be reversed sometimes if we act the right way.
It also applies to our eyesight, and a team of researchers from the University College London (UCL) think they have the right formula.
Exposure to deep red light will improve eyesight
The researchers involved in the new study believe that if you stare at deep red light for 3 minutes a day, your eyesight can significantly be improved. Glen Jeffery, who is the lead author of the study and also a professor at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, explained the logic behind the discovery:
The technology is simple and very safe, using a deep red light of a specific wavelength, that is absorbed by mitochondria in the retina that supply energy for cellular function,
Mitochondria are basically the powerhouse of the cell, as they produce energy and boost the cell functionality. For coming to the conclusion of the study, the researchers observed 12 male and 12 female participants between the ages of 28 and 72. They were asked to stare into a small LED flashlight over two weeks for three minutes a day. The ability to detect colors had improved by 20 percent.
Jeffery further explains:
Mitochondria have specific light absorbance characteristics influencing their performance: longer wavelengths spanning 650 to 1000nm are absorbed and improve mitochondrial performance to increase energy production,
Therefore, you know what you have to do if you wish to improve your eyesight. There’s never too late to fix things, and science proves it daily in many wonderful ways.
The new study was published in the Journals of Gerontology.